Dance Off The Inches: Hip Hop Party
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Getting Fit Doesn t Have To Feel Like Work. Anyone can
dance off the inches we ve made it easy. Just 10
moves are all you need to dance this hip hop routine
and we ll show you how. No matter what your age or
fitness level, you can have a great time while dancing
your way into great shape. You ll want to do this
workout because it s FUN and that s the secret. The
more you do it, the more inches you ll lose. It s that
simple. Losing inches has never been so easy!
Welcome to Dance Off the Inches Hip Hop Party. This
fun and funky dance workout will help you melt
calories plus tone and tighten your abs. We all know
that dance is an effective way to slim down, but here
you get an extra bonus: the motion used in hip hop
dance is known for developing unparalleled flat, sleek
abs without crunches! Who doesn t love that? For this
program, dancer Jennifer Galardi has created a routine
using three different styles of hip hop that will have
you losing inches, gaining confidence, feeling good
and looking great.
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During the workouts, Jennifer still introduces each step with the feet first, followed by adding the arms. And she does the typical build of multiple steps for each routine. To learn the routines, I focus on learning the steps first and then I add the arms in later attempts.
Jennifer is an excellent instructor. She does a great job of providing good advance cues for step changes. She also cues "left or right" that is the opposite of her left or right (mirror form), so it is easy to follow her lead.
Potential customers may be put off by the fact that this is a hip hop dance routine. Never fear. I really liked mixing things up from the usual Latin and Jazz routines. But, be ready for a lot of hip action.
I am at an age (54) and weight where my knees do not tolerate a lot of abuse. I was still able to do almost all of the routines or I could easily modify what Jennifer was doing to be a little more knee friendly. (No frog stretches for me!)
All in all, I highly recommend this DVD for people who want some exercise with a lot of variation and a high fun factor.
Unlike the previous DOTI's (which have pretty simple choreography), with this one you might want to actually view the step guide before jumping in...there are several moves that Jennifer says she covered in the step guide, she just starts the move in the workout with very little instruction and I was lost a couple of times!
The music in this DOTI is Much Better than the music in the other ones...it very much matched the routine. Hip Hop Party is also more intense than any of the other DOTI's...and more fun as well!
The only reason I didn't give this one 5 stars is that it's quite difficult to do on carpet. Lots of twisting movement that can torque your knees if you're doing this one on a carpeted surface. I had to modify LOTS to make this workout work on my living room carpet.
Highly recommended to intermediates with dance experience AND a non-carpeted surface to work out on!
The 1st thing that I loved is the Step Guide. This breaks down the moves starting with 'just feet' and then adds arms; perfect for people like me who get the feet down and suddenly get lost once arms start up. Plus you only have to watch it once, which is much better than having to stand around like other DVDs that won't let you skip things such as introductions.
There is a warm up & a cool down, plus 3 different dances. After only trying the DVD twice I had them all down. Super easy to follow and lots of fun.
I did use a calories burned calculator on a women's fitness website, and for my age & size I was sorry to learn that 45 minutes only burned about 165 calories. However I do more serious cardio during the week and take weekends off so this (for me) is a fun 'extra' thing to do on the weekends.
There is a step guide included in the chapters. I used it twice before I did the workout. It was very helpful. The workout has a good warm-up followed by several dance segments, and the cooldown. Jennifer starts out slow, but by the end of the workout, I am just pouring sweat. That's a good thing, but the workout is really, really intense at the end. I prefer having the most intense part of the workout between halfway and two-thirds towards the end. Each routine embedded in the workout is a build; more and more steps are added to the routine as your work out. Each routine has freestyle time in it as well. OK, the freestyle really bugs me, I guess. If there is an instructor, shouldn't she instruct?
There are some hops and jumps, just so you know this is not a no-impact workout.
I like the instructor and may buy another of her workout DVDs, just to see if her other workouts are a little different. Can't beat the price, but you may want to consider paying more for a workout that combines aerobics with resistance training.